ASSEMBLY, No. 1114
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION
Assemblywoman SHEILA Y. OLIVER
District 34 (Essex and Passaic)
Assemblywoman MILA M. JASEY
District 27 (Essex and Morris)
Assemblywoman CLEOPATRA G. TUCKER
District 28 (Essex)
Assemblyman RALPH R. CAPUTO
District 28 (Essex)
Assemblyman McKeon, Assemblywomen Spencer, Pintor Marin, Sumter, Assemblyman Wimberly, Assemblywoman McKnight, Assemblymen Chiaravalloti, Coughlin, Assemblywomen Caride and Jones
Requires school districts to provide instruction on interacting with law enforcement as part of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Social Studies.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Education Committee on June 15, 2017, with amendments.
An Act concerning the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Beginning with the 1[2015-2016] 2018-20191 school year, each school district shall incorporate instruction on interacting with a law enforcement official in a manner marked by mutual cooperation and respect 1, and on the rights of individuals when interacting with a law enforcement official,1 as part of the district’s implementation of the 1[Core Curriculum Content] New Jersey Student Learning1 Standards in Social Studies. The instruction shall be included in an appropriate place in the curriculum of elementary school, middle school, and high school students. The instruction shall provide students with information on:
a. the role and responsibilities of a law enforcement official in providing for public safety; and
b. an individual’s responsibilities to comply with a directive from a law enforcement official 1and an individual’s rights under law in interacting with a law enforcement official.
The Commissioner of Education shall appoint an advisory committee to assist in the development of a curriculum for the implementation of the instructional requirement. The advisory committee shall include one representative of each of the following organizations selected by that organization: the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, the State Fraternal Order of Police, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, the NAACP New Jersey State Conference, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, the New Jersey Council for Social Studies, the New Jersey Education Association, and the American Federation of Teachers – New Jersey.
The curriculum shall consist of two parts, with one part that includes age-appropriate instruction for students enrolled in grades kindergarten through four, and one part designed for the more rigorous instruction of students enrolled in grades five through 121.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.